No editing for content or paragraph structure -- just thoughts as they spill forth from my brain before the weekend is over. I'll warn you in advance, it's boring.
So - we went to the BYU-UTAH game saturday afternoon. All six of us. We decided early in the season that this was the year we would all go together to the Holy War. So we sold our season tickets online and bought six seats together, which ended up being in the top row of the east stands, around the 30 yard line. I'd rather be high up than down low in the endzone, so I was happy. We got there early enough to watch the BYU marching band drumline do their little pre-game show. Each of the kids picked a favorite treat to munch on -- cotton candy for nathan and megan, and cougar tails (an 18-inch long maple bar; at least 1000 calories I'm guessing) for susan and karianne. Nathan and megan later went and spent their own money on cougar tails.
I don't need to tell the story of how BYU and UTah were locked in a defensive struggle and how it went into overtime, and how Max Hall threaded the needle between two Utah defenders to complete a pass to Andrew George who ran 15 yards for the winning touchdown! It was pretty exciting. If we hadn't been on the very top row, we might have rushed the field with the other deliriously happy fans. Instead we just took pictures. If i can get mobile blogging to work I'll put them on here. If not, just use your imagination.
Oh look! I figured it out! Whee - I deserve a sticker I think.
Enough about that. I'm boring even myself.
So this weekend I took a break from my diet. And promptly gained 4 pounds of water weight. I've eaten lots of stuffing and pie and wicked little chocolate dipped mints (thanks a lot Susan! :shakes fist:). I feel sluggish and my eyes sting. Now that the weekend is over, I am trying to screw up my resolve to avoid sugar and refined carbs and hopefully the water will come back off and my energy will bounce back. A friend who is also doing the same diet has offered me some resources for recipes so that's kind of exciting. Thanks heather! :)
Susan starts driver's ed tomorrow morning at SIX A.M. And I am on carpool duty this week. Whee! So the plan is to drop her off and then hit the gym for an hour before returning home to roust other sleepy children from bed.
It promises to be a busy day. I'm meeting with a cabinet maker to look at his drawings and bid for kitchen cabinets and window seats. I've got to get to the store to restock on all the things we've run out of over the holiday weekend. And susan gets her braces off after school! We are all very excited for her. She has requested a celebration dinner including steak, crash hot potatoes, fresh pineapple, and limonada.
The construction guys should be back in the morning, and hopefully the electrician and HVAC guys will finish their work so the city inspector can come and sign off on the progress so far. Then the insulation and sheet-rocking will commence, hopefully by the end of the week. After the new room is insulated, then the kitchen wall comes out, and things start to get really messy. I'll lose two upper cabinets and maybe more, so we'll probably switch to paper dishes at that point.
There's always more, but I'm tired and I'm sure you're bored. Have a great week everyone.